Foster Care Class-Action Lawsuit

Is the foster care system in Massachusetts broken? A child welfare advocacy group says yes —¬†profoundly broken.

The group Children’s Rights released a new wave of reports claiming abuse, neglect and inadequate organizational support within the Massachusetts foster care system.

The group also filed a class-action suit against the state in 2010. The case is currently pending in Springfield Federal Court and set to go to trial next January.


  • Angelo McClain, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families
  • Tracy Feild, director of the child¬†welfare strategy group Annie E Casey Foundation
  • Marcia Robinson Lowry, executive director, Children’s Rights

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